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  1. keets28

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    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/the-idea-that-gender-is-a-spectrum-is-a-new-gender-prison
    Sex and gender differ. Gender is socially constructed; sex is biological

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/science-has-next-to-nothing-to-say-about-moral-intuitions
    Philosophy is better for making/analyzing moral decisions.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-mind-isn-t-locked-in-the-brain-but-extends-far-beyond-it
    Mind extends beyond the brain

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    We don't preserve women's voices/messages--> problematic

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    Orwell's "Politics" is overrated
     
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  3. IWillMakeIt1

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    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-no-emotion-we-ought-to-think-harder-about-than-anger
    MIP: Anger=significant+payback= Only when down-ranking occurs.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/people-resort-to-violence-because-their-moral-codes-demand-it
    MIP: violence prevalence= disinhibition of moral (Dewall)+rational theory.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/is-reality-a-computer-simulation-does-it-matter
    MIP: Human reality=computer simulations=impractical

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: rewilding= human moral responsibility

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Historical women= extraordinary BUT not recognized.
     
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    Week 13 post 4:
    1. Architecture: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/02/a-bigger-problem-than-isis
    MIP: Dam collapse = tons of civ deaths worst than ISIS attack.
    2. Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712141-governments-poor-countries-are-right-complain-about-wests-restrictive-immigration
    MIP: Poor countries governments should not restrict immigration
    3. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21712165-1942-joseph-schumpeter-warned-capitalism-might-not-survive-surge-populism-means-it
    MIP: Shumpeter = bad/negative ideology of the country.
    4. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21712164-increased-longevity-means-lifetime-employment-isnt-lasting-distance-japan-new
    MIP: Japanese Salarymen = underpaid + must be loyal for benefits + quit early
    5. Population Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/opinion/the-quiet-war-on-medicaid.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Trump = Budget cut in Medicaid = tons of uninsured = sneaky
     
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    16. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join

    MIP: 1. Refugees enter Fl 2. Refugees challenge Spanish control

    17. Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant

    MIP: 1. Migrants increasing 2. Migration = ancient

    18. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/

    MIP: 1. “Politics” = overrated

    19. Agriculture: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-syrian-seed-bank-that-keeps-going-despite-the-war

    MIP: 1. Seeds safe 2. Previous conflicts → safety effort 3. Conflict = limitation

    20. Music: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/

    MIP: 1. Music perfectionism = unhealthy + narcissistic
     
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    Week 4 Post 4-
    16. Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGFo-8s76hB
    MIP: Uncertainty is good.

    17. Economy: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGFo-8s76hB
    MIP: Houses in neighborhoods of color neglected by Fannie Mae.

    18. Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/looking-death-in-the-face.html?ribbon-ad-idx=6&rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article
    MIP: We are delusional about death.

    19. Psychology: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/why-people-vote-for-bad-policies/511484/
    MIP: People vote for bad policies because they can't predict the future.

    20. Business: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/air-cushions/511487/
    MIP: Air cushions are cost-effective + easy to make for shipment boxes.
     
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    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/opinion/how-republics-end.html
    MI: Parallel failures Roman empire fall + direction of country = must realize current probs

    Government: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/world/middleeast/saudi-royal-family-money.html
    MI: decreased oil = Tight econ = take $ from citizens; saudi royal family lead lavish life

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/read-it-and-weep-what-it-means-when-we-cry
    MI: Tears = universal sign for any mental state

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MI: Able to remove TB once but new antibio-resistant strains form = can destroy society

    Education/Gov: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-right-to-vote-should-be-restricted-to-those-with-knowledge
    MI: Promote epistocracy = right to vote if knowledgeable; pros and cons
     
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    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-a-better-way-to-get-smarter-than-brain-training-games
    MIP: Braining training games= not effective to get smarter.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/the-intellectual-character-of-conspiracy-theorists
    MIP: conspiracy believes=intellectual character (ex:Oliver)

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Musicians=/=perfectionist; perfectionist= mental health probs.

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell euphemism+xenophobia=problem

    Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/looking-death-in-the-face.html
    MIP: death=inevitable=live life wisely
     
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    Week 13 Post 5:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Perfectionism = bad + failure
    2. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Society should put weight in caring for others, thus finding balance in life.
    3. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    MIP: Migrant = motor of the economy and country + important
    4. Science: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Anthropocene age = started when we became conscious of Earth harm
    5. Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nazis race laws similar to US race laws before persecution against Jews.
     
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    Philosophy: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21706235-well-documented-account-second-golden-age-western-philosophy-seeing-light?zid=315&ah=ee087c5cc3198fc82970cd65083f5281
    The Dream of Enlightenment is about dangerous thinkers

    Religion: http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2014/04/american-religious-styles
    Religion is becoming more liberal + more spiritual non religious people

    Arts: https://theamericanscholar.org/the-sound-of-silence/#
    Sibelius went from being happy/famous to isolated and depressed

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/would-it-be-immoral-to-send-out-a-generation-starship
    Generation ship= unlikely + unethical to limit childrens choices

    Psychology:https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-a-better-way-to-get-smarter-than-brain-training-games
    Brain games do not improve cognitive abilities
     
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    Week 4 Post 5:
    21. Economy: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Economists today lack broad education.

    22. Culture: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/children-right-to-die-belgium-law-by-peter-singer-2016-10
    MIP: Children should be allowed to decide on euthanasia.

    23. Education: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/social-enterprise-education-entrepreneurship-by-gordon-brown-2016-10
    MIP: Education of refugees key to inclusion of different backgrounds.

    24. History: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/before-fake-news-came-false-prophecy/511700/
    MIP: Medieval prophecies = powerful + in favor of ruling class.

    25. Culture: https://thewalrus.ca/doublespeak/
    MIP: Online texts are in the gray zone when it comes to be being evaluated as either text or free speech.
     
  12. IWillMakeIt1

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    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/i-love-my-mom-a-not-normal-amount-and-it-make
    MIP: Au= hated her mom as a child but loves her deeply as an adult.

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: valuing care economically>>>work-life balance.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Sex w/dog=weird+disgusting+not immoral; disgust=protect us from disease.

    Business: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/absurd-primacy-of-the-car-in-american-life/476346/?utm_source=atlfb
    MIP: Cars=more disadvantages than advantages

    Government: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712128-liberals-lost-most-arguments-year-they-should-not-feel-defeated-so-much
    MIP: 2016=set back for liberals
     
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    Psychology:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    People who strive for perfection succeed. Its hard to identify perfection in music

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    Its hard to balance work and life. Women should focus on caring for children--> benefit future generations

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/sunburnt-country
    Australian paintings are unique

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/linking-crime-and-genetics-need-not-be-an-act-of-eugenics
    Old belief= criminals are born w/ distinct physical features

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/a-mathematical-bs-detector-can-boost-the-wisdom-of-crowds
    Human decisions are uncertain/inaccurate
     
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    Gender studies: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Women= overlooked in politics

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell= own dubious taste in writing that the author disagrees with. Author’s tone- negative

    Society: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Care is important for everyone and should be economically valued

    Social Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/whatever-you-think-you-don-t-necessarily-know-your-own-mind?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8af9a3452c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-8af9a3452c-69400049
    MIP: People think they have certain beliefs but we are mistaken about these beliefs. Evidence from ISA research

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-can-avicenna-teach-us-about-the-mind-body-problem
    MIP: Avicenna’s conclusion from flying man exp= not convinced (Au)
     
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    Week 13 post 6:
    1. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/tom-cotton-fix-immigration-its-what-voters-want.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Increased immigration = low wages + progress.
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/how-donald-trumps-health-secretary-tom-price-endangers-women.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Women might not be covered for contraceptive services after Trump becomes president
    3. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/opinion/dont-let-trump-speak-for-workers.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Save Economy = Trump must listen Union and treat them as partners and not subjects.
    4. Environmental Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: Tourism = Good to conserve wilderness
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/opinion/sell-the-business-not-the-presidency-mr-trump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: President-Elect = too many conflict of interest --> must sell all businesses that would jeopardize his presidency.
     
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    21. Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/

    MIP: 1. Child care > balance 2. Child care = economic value

    22. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind

    MIP: Decisions = bottom-up + top-down

    23. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-simple-life-is-not-just-beautiful-it-s-necessary

    MIP: 1. Disconnect = traditional + consumerist 2. Hypocrisy = no rebirth 3. Simple life = necessity > choice

    24. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans

    MIP: Alcohol consumption = instinctual?

    25. Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/

    MIP: tourism = + conservation benefits
     
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    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/28/silicon-valley-homeless-east-palo-alto-california-schools
    MIP: homeless families common in EPA

    Education
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meeting-the-Challenge-of/238582
    MIP: colleges= need more diversity; cc= improving student outcomes; need better communication among hED +work with HS

    Economics
    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: no one knows what’s happening in world econ

    Environment
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/21/corpus-christi-water-toxic-leak-environmental-policy
    MIP: CC= not sparkling + back flow incident=water undrinkable

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/whatever-happened-to-the-noble-art-of-the-manly-weep
    MIP: crying gender gap = recent development
     
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    Week 5 Post 2

    Economics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Caring for others is important and society should put a measurable value on it.

    Art
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Morandi’s art is special.

    Political Science
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Native Americans have no sovereignty over non-natives who commit crimes on their land.

    History
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Female politicians were historically ignored.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell’s writing tips/style in “Politics” is bad.
     
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    Technology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-can-we-be-bored-when-we-have-google
    MIP: Internet=hard to find meaning caused by too much info=boredom

    Economy: https://aeon.co/essays/could-we-reboot-a-modern-civilisation-without-fossil-fuels
    MIP: Humans=depends highly on FF; Industrialized civ.=possible but diffic w/o FF.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/the-uncanny-familiar-can-we-ever-really-know-a-cat
    MIP: Cats=strange+mysterious+hard to understand

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/nyc-blue-what-the-pain-of-loneliness-tells-us
    MIP: loneliness= Bad but its a gift

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/micro-targeted-digital-porn-is-changing-human-sexuality
    MIP: porn=changed human sexuality
     
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    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/time-to-bake-a-manly-loaf-of-sourdough-bread
    MIP: au- likes making bread that takes time

    Politics
    https://aeon.co/essays/we-need-to-listen-to-our-future-citizens-here-s-how-to-tune-in
    MIP: future at disadvantage compared to past

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/we-have-greater-moral-obligations-to-robots-than-to-humans
    MIP: we owe hum-like robot moral consideration > humans since we=creators+ responsible for welfare

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/ideas/sport-is-not-just-about-athleticism-beauty-matters-too
    MIP: There’s correlation between skill & beauty

    Technology
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/28/airline-passenger-details-online-bookings-easy-prey-hackers-say-researchers
    MIP: travel system= insecure
     
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    Week 13 post 7:
    1. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/opinion/help-for-australias-coal-workers.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
    MIP: fifo jobs = bad + unhealthy psychologically, there must be a improvement of job conditions
    2. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/the-honesty-of-carrie-fisher.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Fisher = transparent + honest celebrity
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/bibi-netanyahu-makes-trump-his-chump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = Israel will become a 2 state, non-democratic/ non-jewish = trouble in future
    4. History: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/a-flashback-to-my-soviet-childhood.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: The fears of a Russian citizen during the Soviet Union era.
    5. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art inspiration that came by itself, and not pushed by parents.
     
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    Ecology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: India’s tigers= becoming extinct + tourism can help conservation

    Physics: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-i-learned-as-a-hired-consultant-for-autodidact-physicists?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fd4c0bbf8a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-fd4c0bbf8a-69400049
    MIP: amateur physicists obtaining information from popular media= wrong + physics consultation service= helpful

    Music: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Musicians= perfectionists. Perfection= unhealthy and can lead to negative effects

    Literature: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: English majors= few happy consequences but best decision (au)

    Dementia: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/dementia-social-care-alzheimers
    MIP: Validation therapy= cure + good for those with dementia
     
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    Ethics:https://aeon.co/essays/the-influential-confucian-philosopher-you-ve-never-heard-of
    We are compassionate toward others.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-medieval-mystic-was-the-first-creator-of-fanfiction
    Literary criticism= no emotion. Students get distracted by emotion of book.

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-thought-acts-of-the-oxford-don-j-l-austin-live-on
    Oxford is becoming more popular w/ young crowd. College club meetings are secretive/mysterious.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/what-is-worse-a-passive-aggressive-silence-or-an-outright-shout
    Passive aggression= hostile action

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    Passively being exposed to art= not make you like/be interested in art
     
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    1. Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGU12WczVjp
    MIP : College = accepted bewilderment

    2. Economics : https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mathematical-economics-training-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP : Economy=unsolved problem Economics=poorly understood

    3. Life : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP : Mann = email clearing + ^ productivity.

    4. Literary : https://thewalrus.ca/when-did-literary-feuds-become-so-boring/
    MIP : Literary feud over morals. (Pamela and Shamela)

    5.Art : http://www.futuresymphony.org/the-music-of-the-future/
    MIP : Music reflects zeitgeist.
     
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    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/stranger-things
    some aspects of the book "utopia" turned into reality

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-medieval-senses-were-transmitters-as-much-as-receivers
    How you think about perception/sensation depends on culture

    History:https://aeon.co/essays/magical-thinking-still-haunts-all-our-thoughts
    people mix up astrology and astronomy

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/we-are-more-rational-than-those-who-nudge-us
    Our rationalization is compromised

    Music: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-orchestra-is-arranged-by-the-biology-of-the-brain
    Orchestra is set up opposite of how we prefer to hear but same with how cross brain perceives.
     
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    1. Literature : http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/antonio-di-benedetto-great-writer/
    MIP : Zama = not European + desires European woman

    2.Literature : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/julian-barnes-i-was-wrong-about-em-forster
    MIP : Reader age = ^subtle + ^respect (Ex: Forester)

    3. Politics : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/bibi-netanyahu-makes-trump-his-chump.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=0
    MIP : Obama = support Jewish democracy, Net = annex Isreal

    4. Art : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/business/retirement/i-want-a-hippopotamus-for-christmas.html
    MIP : Hippo song = Gayla + revived

    5. Humanities : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/24/vulnerable-uk-women-prison-mental-health
    MIP : Female prisoners = return to jail = safe
     
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    Week 14 post 1:
    1. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    MIP: Criminal Justice system = Does not address the right punishment, but perpetuates the lawbreakers conditions.
    2. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Frienship = could be ambivalent = bad health
    3. Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MIP: History of refugee of changing society of places they reside
    4. Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-culture-is-too-expensive-for-most-everyone-pays-a-price
    MIP: Cultures that used to be cheap or free = expensive and unreachable.
    5. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/snatching-health-care-away-from-millions.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare repeal = devastation and tons of uninsurers
     
  29. IWillMakeIt1

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    Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: India Tiger conservation=not working; solution=increase tourism

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-literacy/
    MIP: Colleges=important role in learning religion=elusive; solution=interreligious communities.

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art inspiration=by itself w/o pressure from parents when young.

    Economics: https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more
    MIP: Innovation=overvalued<<maintenance=greater impact

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/24/vulnerable-uk-women-prison-mental-health
    MIP: women attempting to return to prison= no support outside prison.
     
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    Politics: http://www.wsj.com/articles/transition-from-barack-obama-to-donald-trump-turns-tense-1483140623
    MI: Trump + Obama = difficult transition; hard to know who is in charge of country b/c Trump intervenes

    Science: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/31/507609012/when-bats-squeak-they-tend-to-squabble
    MI: Vocal bat sounds can be categorized more specifically

    Sociology: https://aeon.co/essays/does-every-creative-genius-need-a-bitter-rival
    MI: More creative = more rivalry; rivals promote huge advancements

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind
    MI: Changing mind = good way to monitor thought process; evaluate choices + see errors

    Education: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/13/the-case-for-abolishing-class-rank/?utm_term=.af6de0c2cff1
    MI: Au = class rank abolish b/c breeds unhealthy comp.
     
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    Week 14 post 2:
    1. Psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/to-make-the-world-better-think-small.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Big Picture = numb, solution = small picture and take action.
    2. Society: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/take-a-bad-year-and-make-it-better.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Look at the bad things and turn it into good and support it.
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/australias-death-by-numbers.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Australia = Inhumane to refugees + bloodshed
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/opinion/john-kerry-and-israel-too-little-and-too-late.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Israel & Palestine settlement might not be enough to bring peace in these 2 nations.
    5. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: pay-it-foward scheme = Society/"friendship" manipulation
     
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    Technology
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/first-world-cyberwar-historians
    MIP: Cyberwarfare is a type of war, but historians have not acknowledge it yet

    Art
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art admiration occurs when not being told/forced to do so.

    Economics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/french-economic-woes/
    MIP: France afraid of reform -> leads to declining economy

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/essays/the-influential-confucian-philosopher-you-ve-never-heard-of
    MIP: Mengzi modified Confucius’ teaching.

    History
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nazis used the US race law as a model.
     
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    Social psychology https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Social = psychological intervention + power

    Evolution: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans
    MIP: alcohol= universal in animals and humans

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/first-world-cyberwar-historians
    MIP: We are living through a cyberwar that is unclear

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/31/new-years-eve-staying-in-2016-anxiety-attacks
    MIP: Not going out on new years= no guilt

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/progressive-alliance-labour-tories
    MIP Progressive alliance in Britan= debatable, hard and unclear about the future
     
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    1. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/

    MIP: art = no thrill

    2. Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/to-make-the-world-better-think-small.html?ref=opinion

    MIP: 1. large + remote = insensitive 2. Solution = think small

    3. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/

    MIP: 1. Pay-it-forward 2. Behavioral: social + moral > $

    4. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/

    MIP: 1. Photograph = poor community + protective + memories

    5. Health: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/12/neoliberalism-creating-loneliness-wrenching-society-apart

    MIP: 1. Mental health = severe + common 2. Humans = selfish + independent 3. Consumerism = competitive 4. Survival = unity
     
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Week 14 post 3:
    1. Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    MIP: poor people picture = embarrassment + shame = no good
    2. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    MIP: poetry = powerful + imagination
    3. International Affairs: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/marshall-plans-not-martial-plans.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: US Intervention = harm and worsening of situation
    4. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/why-corporations-are-helping-donald-trump-lie-about-jobs.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Companies = make allies with Trump to boost their economy
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/america-becomes-a-stan.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: President-elect = Stan
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MI: Consequence of reasonable doubt rule for rape cases

    Media: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/business/media/anti-muslim-vitriol-brands-promote-inclusion.html
    MI: 2016 Ads emphasize inclusion when country divisive + exclude

    Art: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/12/31/with-viral-celebrity-death-art-social-medial-has-finally-gone-full-warhol/?tid=pm_entertainment_pop&utm_term=.b1652014de2c
    MI: Celeb death = Andy Warhol art type on social media

    Sociology: http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21712032-what-can-be-learned-prisoners-tattoos-statistical-analysis-art
    MI: Meaning of prisoner’s tattoo + likelihood of committing specific / repeat crimes

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MI: Au = med genetics wrongly hyped; must have healthy skeptical view
     
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    PP36 Priya Prasad

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    1) Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    • MIP: Refugees = political challenge
    2) Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    • MIP: Lying down = decreasing. Lying down = stimulates thinking + good.
    3) Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    • MIP: Empathy = hard + bad for empathizer; Lack of empathy = effective.
    4) History: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    • MIP: Migrant change society’s form
    5) History: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    • MIP: 20th century US race laws = inspire Nazi extremists
     
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    Digital technology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7925ca1b0b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-7925ca1b0b-69400049
    MIP: Digital media= self monitoring + surveillance. Confessions= liberation + audience + conformity

    Physics: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-rainbow-illuminates-the-enduring-mystery-of-physics?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7925ca1b0b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-7925ca1b0b-69400049
    MIP: Author witnesses rainbow= understanding of physics behind rainbows.

    Ethics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/disability-accessible-toilets-paralympian-train
    MIP: Accessible toilets= difficult for disabled people to have access to. Author’s tone= negative about current situations

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/save-the-nhs-elderly-care-referendum-healthcare
    MIP: Referendum on elderly care funding= needed + about priorities, not government. Government= need voters permission

    Christmas: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/christmas-not-over-keep-celebrating
    MIP: Christmas= last longer
     
  43. IWillMakeIt1

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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MIP: media=surveillance=powerful+invisible=transformed conception of shame.

    Film and TV: https://aeon.co/essays/how-filmmakers-push-your-eyes-around-the-screen-at-will
    MIP: eyes=unison=not typical; mechanism=rapid explore to slow extraction

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    MIP: Sovereignty=commodity=BAD (Ex:California succession?)

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/save-the-nhs-elderly-care-referendum-healthcare
    MIP: referendum=needed for elderly care funding.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/so-you-re-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-who-the-real-jerk-is
    MIP: Jerk theory=needed to understand jerks; jerks=moral,emotional,intellectual failure
     
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    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Social=powerful to control humans (Ex: Pay it-forward)

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    MIP: Picture poverty=embarrassing BUT powerful to tell story

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry=dies w/o musical nature= powerful+magical effect

    Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Geograhy students=learn how to code=equipped for market change.

    Sociology:http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21712032-what-can-be-learned-prisoners-tattoos-statistical-analysis-art
    MIP: tattoos=meaningful+others judge you+how you see yourself
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    People give up privacy and continue to use internet b/c of convenience.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    People will spend more money b/c don't want to look cheap/ conform to norms

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    family in poverty in Kentucky picture= reasonable to be taken/ printed

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    Poetry awakens imagination.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/simply-spliffing
    Pictures show Bob Marley is unique and spiritual.
     
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    Week 14 post 4:
    1. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/to-stop-trump-democrats-can-learn-from-the-tea-party.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Tea Party = powerful to do some changes in US.
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/opinion/the-snapchat-presidency-of-donald-trump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = show off + temporal declarations
    3. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/opinion/is-trumps-tariff-plan-constitutional.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Tariff = not good + mistake + not constitutional
    4. Health administration: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/the-health-data-conundrum.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: EHR = at risk of hackers, we must not centralize all Health info but patient centered.
    5. Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Today = Geographers must learn how to code
     
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    1. Literature : https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/detail/91295
    MIP : Schwartz desired to be next T.S.E + wrote with Freud influence about personal life.

    2. Culture : http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/12/21/the_lesbian_love_of_key_rings_and_carabiners_explained.html
    MIP : Carabiner = origin from masculine jobs + current lesbian flag.

    3. Politics : http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/rules-of-the-game-new-electoral-system/
    MIP : Electoral college + primary election flawed. Solution = majority for voter unity.

    4. Art : https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP : Laying down = origins deep in history + defined perception change. Noted critics support both ideas.

    5. Economics : http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n23/jan-werner-muller/capitalism-in-one-family
    MIP : Populist attack on personal/moral ground = the "real" people. Ex of Trump and Farage = "others" don't count
     
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    PP36 Priya Prasad

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    1. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    • MIP: Sovereignty = purchasable
    2. Anthropology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-our-contradictions-make-us-human-and-inspire-creativity
    • MIP: Human = full of contradictions; Contradictions = good
    3. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-cold-war-rivalry-helped-launch-the-chinese-computer
    • MIP: Chinese writing computer = good for US; Cadwell: Sinotype --> peace
    4. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/female-nudity-is-powerful-but-not-necessarily-empowering
    • MIP: Naked female body = free?; Nudity = used for capitalism; Nudity =/= political.
    5. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/new-tech-only-benefits-the-elite-until-the-people-demand-more
    • MIP: Citizen involvement = inc. infrastructure; technology = elitist + inequality
     
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    Education:https://aeon.co/essays/schooling-comes-naturally-to-mexico-s-indigenous-people
    Keeping and educating about cultural tradition/ faith in Mexican city is important.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/what-makes-a-memorable-image-q-a-with-stuart-franklin-of-magnum
    Powerful, real and surprising photos are memorable

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-we-return-nazi-looted-art-the-same-goes-for-empire-looted
    Lost/stolen art should be returned to original owners

    Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    Sovereignty has been bought and sold. California can be a sovereign nation

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    dandy in art is meaningful, different and astonishing.
     
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    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: Amateur readers of poetry= advantage + reflect ordinary human experiences

    Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Geography curriculums= should include coding + basic skills needed

    Cultures: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e988d1323b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-e988d1323b-69400049
    MIP: Dandy= unique + intentional performance of characters

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/04/sex-suicide-torture-arthouse-films-movies-fireworks
    MIP: People= susceptible to primal pulls + should be more low key/modest

    Food: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/04/sugar-alcohol-child-breakfast-diabetes-liver-disease-corporate
    MIP: Many foods (cereals, toddler foods)= high sugar + dangerous
     

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